PM Rajapaksa reveals two unforgettable incidents of 1996 World Cup

Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa today revealed two unforgettable incidents that took place during the 1996 cricket World Cup which highlighted the humanitarian aspect of the then Sri Lanka cricket team.

Reminiscing his memories on one incident, he said during the semi-final match played in India where the excited crowd started pelting bottles and stones, Sri Lanka reserve player Upul Chandana had volunteered to field in the boundary in place of Aravinda de Silva saying that this veteran would sustain injuries preventing him from playing the World Cup final…

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